Originally written in 1969 by Carlos Marighella, one of the leaders of the Brazilian guerrilla organization National Liberation Action (ALN), the Mini-Manual Of The Urban Guerrilla is probably one of the most famous documents to come out of the guerrilla struggles in Latin America. Widely reprinted and translated into numerous languages it because a guide for many guerrilla movements around the globe. With the massive technological changes that have reshaped the world, many parts of the Mini-Manual have become dated and in some cases completely irrelevant. Nonetheless it does serve as a framework for urban guerrilla strategies and tactics when adapted to the current world situation. it also serves as a historical cautionary tale when looking back at the many failed urban guerrilla movements.